SEC lawsuit against LBRY in new crypto persecution

SEC files suit against LBRY, accuses crypto startup of selling unregistered securities

I love lbry and have been convincing subscribers to follow our channel on odysee and about what a great platform it is for freedom of speech and the integrated cryptocurrency payment system. We brought up that lbry is a truly viable alternative and since it can’t be ad boycotted it was insulated from external attack. They never made plans for the “new normal” when setting off to create a safe space for free speech.

They are sending out the big dogs on this one! The SEC filed a lawsuit against lbry and “According to the SEC’s complaint, from at least July 2016 to February 2021, LBRY, which offers a video sharing application, sold digital asset securities called “LBRY Credits” to numerous investors, including investors based in the US,”. This is all about control of people and they have identified a critical weak point and are in full on attack mode.

We have discussed previously the number of ways they could be vulnerable and the crypto it’s self I had mentioned was the weak point and I mentioned that because I thought it could be cornered, I never expected the SEC to be used as a tool of the great reset to enslave the masses by force! I had so much excitement about lbry, which is great for publishing and these people are such monsters that if anything good happens that promotes personal liberty in the world, they show up to destroy it

If you caught yesterdays episode about the treasury department raiding homes of libertarian groups who have been using too much crypto

by Michael McSweeney

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit against New Hampshire-based crypto startup LBRY Inc., accusing the company of selling unregistered securities in the form of its token.

LBRY operates a decentralized content publishing platform. According to the company, the firm’s in-house tokens, dubbed LBRY Credits, are used as part of the platform to publish and buy content. 

The SEC’s lawsuit contends that LBRY Credits are securities and that the firm’s sale of these credits constituted an unregistered offering to investors. 

“According to the SEC’s complaint, from at least July 2016 to February 2021, LBRY, which offers a video sharing application, sold digital asset securities called “LBRY Credits” to numerous investors, including investors based in the US,” the SEC said in a statement published Monday. “The complaint alleges that LBRY did not file a registration statement for the offering, and that the offering failed to satisfy any exemption from registration.”

The SEC further said that the firm “received more than $11 million in U.S. dollars, Bitcoin, and services from purchasers who participated in its offering.” A copy of the complaint can be found here.

LBRY framed the lawsuit as a broader attack on the U.S. crypto industry, an approach that mirrors those taken by messenger app Kik and, more recently, distributed ledger firm Ripple.

“The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a complaint against LBRY Inc alleging that all distributions of LBRY Credits by LBRY Inc are unregistered securities offerings,” LBRY wrote in the FAQ section of a website it launched in the wake of the lawsuit’s filing. “This claim is a tremendous threat to the entire cryptocurrency industry.”

In the FAQ, LBRY indicated that it had been the subject of an SEC inquiry for three years.

“LBRY Inc has been preparing to fight this case for three full years, which is how long the SEC has been investigating this matter. We wanted to tell you sooner, but transparency in ongoing investigations is not welcomed by the SEC,” the firm wrote.

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